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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eleta Exline
Asst Prof/Digital Collections Librarian
Dimond Library
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):
All

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

UNH Dimond Library maintains an Open Access repository and works with UNH faculty, students, and staff to self-archive Open Access content, as publishers' policies permit: http://scholars.unh.edu/

UNH has an incentive fund to support open access publishing. The goal of the Open Access Incentive Fund is to increase the awareness of, and skills related to, open access publishing. In addition, this incentive program will help to increase knowledge and skills related to using the University of New Hampshire Scholars’ Repository (http://scholars.unh.edu/). Here is a link to the incentive fund: https://sustainableunh.unh.edu/funds-support-open-access

This link describes the Scholars' Repository and how we work with authors: http://scholars.unh.edu/about.html

UNH currently does not have an opt-out open access policy. Our faculty senate approved a motion in favor of Open Access, but no opt-out policy yet: http://www.unh.edu/sites/www.unh.edu/files/departments/faculty_senate/documents/motions/2009-10/openaccess_signed-xiv-m14-3-22-2010.pdf


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):
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A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

UNH Dimond Library maintains an Open Access repository and works with UNH faculty, students, and staff to self-archive Open Access content, as publishers' policies permit: http://scholars.unh.edu/

In addition, the UNH Dimond Library supports open access education. Information can be accessed at this website: https://www.unh.edu/it/open-education-unh


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.